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Daring Play: How a Courageous Jackie Robinson Transformed Baseball
Daring Play: How a Courageous Jackie Robinson Transformed Baseball
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Daring Play: How a Courageous Jackie Robinson Transformed Baseball

On and off the field, Jackie Robinson never backed down from a challenge. The baseball legend broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier in 1947, changing the sport forever. It was eight years later that a photo of him stealing home during the 1955 World Series became one of the most famous images from his historic career. The iconic photo of his daring base running seemed to sum up the way Robinson lived his life. He acted on his own, doing what he thought was right. He took risks. He used his talents the best way he knew how. And he made baseball—and the world—a better place.

PublisherCompass Point Books
Age Level10-12 Years
Reading LevelGrades 5-7
SubjectHobbies & Crafts
Trim Size9 1/4 x 10 1/4
Page Count64



Booklist - Julia Smith

"Top 10 Series Nonfiction.  Taking the well-regarded Captured History series in a new direction, this handsome series focuses on iconic photographs in athletics, showcasing one picture per volume and explaining its backstory and the circumstances surrounding the moment it was taken." - Booklist

April 1, 2017

School Library Journal - Mary Mueller, Rolla Public Schools (MO)

"Capstone expands the “Captured” series into sports, with its usual combination of information about an iconic photograph and the photographer and circumstances in which it was taken. Each title emphasizes how the topic pivotal sports moment symbolized a major change in sports and the world at large. . . .This series is certain to entice sports fans to read about history. This is a worthy addition to get students thinking critically about the impact and reach of primary source materials like photographs." - School Library Journal

April 1, 2016

Michael Burgan

Michael Burgan

Michael Burgan has written numerous books for children and young adults during his nearly 20 years as a freelance writer. Many of his books have focused on U.S. history, geography, and the lives of world leaders. Michael has won several awards for his writing, and his graphic novel version of the classic tale Frankenstein (Stone Arch Books) was a Junior Library Guild selection.  Michael graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in history. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his cat, Callie.

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